News Clips for Sept. 28, 2018

What’s Next For Utah’s Bony Treasures?

Back in December, the Trump administration announced reductions to two of Utah’s national monuments: Grand Staircase-Escalante, which runs from the Grand Canyon to Bryce Canyon National Park, and Bears Ears, newly established by the Obama administration just a year before.

University Of Utah Professor Speaks On Campus

Dr. Baldomero Olivera presented his work on “Venomous Fish-hunting Cone Snails: From Evolution to Drug Development” to faculty and students in Winston Hall on Monday, Sept. 24.

On Eve Of Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing, Anita Hill Remembers Her Own Testimony

Anita Hill, who testified before the U.S. Senate 27 years ago about the alleged sexual harassment she faced from a U.S. Supreme Court nominee, does not compare her situation to Christine Blasey Ford’s.

University of Utah students react to Ford, Kavanaugh hearings

University of Utah students gathered around a TV in the middle of a food court Thursday, captivated by the contentious hearings playing out in Washington, D.C.

Upward job growth continues in Southern Utah, but wages lag

As a whole, Utah’s job growth once again tops the nation, according to latest year-over-year data released by the Utah Department of Workforce Services. Overall nonfarm job growth was 3.7 percent in August, well above the U.S. average of 1.7 percent.

New research suggests breastfeeding makes babies less ‘reactive’ to stress

New research from the Care New England Medical Group found that breastfeeding may change gene activity in babies, possibly making them less reactive to stress.

Scientists Set to Save Grape, Garlic, and Onion Crops Under Attack

Two national research teams led by scientists at Washington State University (WSU) are on a mission to protect U.S. grape, onion, and garlic crops from deadly, fast-adapting pests and diseases. And thanks to more than $5 million in Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) grants from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, they are off and running.

Anita Hill says Kavanaugh battle shows #MeToo movement’s power

Anita Hill said Wednesday her pivotal 1991 Senate testimony about sexual harassment by a Supreme Court nominee sparked a wave of awareness, but lasting change failed because of a lack of clear leadership and a reluctance to confront harsh realities.

Behind the Headlines: Utah leaders respond to Kavanaugh hearings and Anita Hill speaks at University of Utah

Utah leaders respond to the Senate hearings over sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Also, Prof. Anita Hill, who testified in remarkably similar hearings held 27 years ago, visits the University of Utah for a lecture on sexual harassment.

Anita Hill says US evades 'hard questions' about sex misconduct

Anita Hill, who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991, said her Senate testimony long ago failed to produce lasting change because “we don’t want to deal with the hard questions.”

Anita Hill condemns the Kavanaugh hearings: 'It does a disservice to the American people'

Anita Hill — who herself accused a Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault in 1991, only to see him confirmed to a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court — criticized the confirmation hearings the Senate is holding for Brett Kavanaugh, saying on Wednesday that the process "does a disservice" to Americans dealing with sexual assault.

History Repeating

Anita Hill on sexual harassment, #MeToo and Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

Utahns react to Kavanaugh hearing

A social work professor at the University of Utah believes Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing regarding the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will ultimately help victims across the country.

Anita Hill brands Senate’s handling of Brett Kavanaugh accusations ‘a real mockery’

During a lecture in Utah on Wednesday, Professor Hill drew parallels to how the Senate Judiciary Committee has handled Mr Kavanagh’s accusations to her own experience 27 years ago.